Star of the Week
This weeks Star of the Week is Freddie.
You have had an amazing week Freddie. In Maths, you have worked confidently to find one more and one less than a number using a numberline. In English you demonstrated great perseverance when writing an information text about your chosen farm animal.
You are always so sensible, positive and eager to learn and your kindness towards others is a great asset within our class. Well done Freddie!
In PSHE we have been talking about how to keep our bodies clean. We find out what germs are and how they can be bad for us. We then did an exciting experiment (with glitter) to emphasize that even though we can’t see germs, they are in fact everywhere.
In science we have been exploring our sense of smell. We talked about how our sense of smell tells us about our environment and how we can smell good things like tasty food, horrible smells like smelly socks and dangerous smells like smoke from a fire.
We thought about how our noses work. We split into two groups and Mrs Grady sprayed a small bit of perfume near one group to see who would smell the perfume first. We talked about how the small particles of perfume were moving in the air and getting into our noses. Then they tickle our nerves in our nose and the nerves send a message to our brilliant brains. Then we remember the smell or we memorise this new smell.
We then used our noses to smell a variety of different things (mashed banana, curry powder, cinnamon, marmite, vanilla essence and vinegar) to try and guess just from our sense of smell if we knew what they were. Wow! The children were super science investigators!
Each week during Guided Reading one group writes a prayer and reads stories from the bible. This term our value is 'kindness'. The children have written prayers asking God to help them to be kind to their families, their pets, on the playground and in class. This week the focus is on being kind to our neighbours. In our class assembly we looked at the stories of the Good Samaritan and the Lost Sheep and learned that our neighbours are not just the people who live next door to us or sit next to us on the carpet! Children are bringing home their prayers this week.
We also talked about what God is like in class and the children drew pictures using pastels and modelled images of God or the things he has given us.
In maths this week we have been focusing on 'one more' and 'one less', using objects, bead strings and number lines. Next week we are looking at coins, so it would be great if you could look at the coins in your purse with your child!